Macron offers Trump replacement 'friendship' tree

AFP

French president Emmanuel Macron has promised to send a new oak tree to his American counterpart Donald Trump after the first one died in quarantine.

In an interview with Switzerland's RTS network, Macron downplayed the death of the oak tree, saying people shouldn't read symbols into everything.

"It's no big drama," Macron said. "The symbol was to plant it together."

"I'll send another oak because I think the US Marines and the friendship for freedom between our peoples is well worth it."

After the tree's death was reported across global channels, many on social media had found the symbolism satirical.

More from International

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • Off Script with Chris & Robbie

    5:00pm - 8:00pm

    The UAE’s alternative take on news, entertainment and sport. Join Chris, Robbie and Sonal as they cut through the clutter to bring you the news, entertainment and sport stories that actually matter.

  • The Business Breakfast Night Cap

    8:00pm - 9:00pm

    When business at breakfast just isn’t enough… we bring you an extra helping of broadcasting favourites, Malcolm Taylor, Brandy Scott and Richard Dean!

On Dubai Eye